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Rada Terminates 'Savchenko Law', Which Equates 1 Day Of Pre-Trial Detention To 2 Days Of Actual Prison Sentenc

Rada Terminates 'Savchenko Law', Which Equates 1 Day Of Pre-Trial Detention To 2 Days Of Actual Prison Sentence

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has terminated the provisions of the legislation that equate one day of pre-trial detention to two days of actual prison sentence.

With 226 votes required, 227 lawmakers voted for bill No.5534, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The Verkhovna Rada introduced amendments to Article 72 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in November 2015, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the so-called Savchenko law, which equates one day of pre-trial detention to two days of actual prison sentence.

On April 13, 2017, the Verkhovna Rada refused to amend the so-called Savchenko law.

The original version of the bill provided for banning application of the "Savchenko Law" to people convicted of serious crimes.

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